An adviser of the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 urged the next administration to sustain the country’s fight against Covid-19 by prioritizing vaccination.
In a “Laging Handa” briefing, NTF adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa said vaccination helped the country impose looser health restrictions.
“Ang advice ko sa mga susunod na papalit sa amin ay ituloy pa rin itong Covid vaccination, ito ang nagdala sa atin sa sitwasyon na mayroon tayo ngayon, Alert Level 1,” he said.
Herbosa said the 2022 elections might not have been held the way they were if the country did not have high vaccination numbers.
“Nakapag-hold tayo ng malawakang national elections because our cases were only 100 plus daily, ‘no. So, nakita natin iyong result ng massive vaccination drive nitong nakaraang taon,” he said.
“And I do hope ma-continue iyong target namin na 90 million ng population natin ay may two doses at mayroon ding booster iyong mga dapat makakuha ng booster, mabigyan ng booster. Ito ang pinakaimportante sa first 100 days noong next administration,” Herbosa added.
The Philippine government is planning to vaccinate 100 percent of Filipinos by June, before President Rodrigo Duterte’s term ends. John Ezekiel J. Hirro